Abdus Salaam Bassiouni

Breakthrough in Bassiouni case

The Bassiouni family say they remain uncertain of the details around news of Sheikh Abdu-Salaam Bassiouni’s impending release from the Torah Prison in Egypt. On Saturday, an Egyptian court ruled in favour of his release but it has yet to be enacted. The Egyptian-South African citizen has been detained in[…]

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Bassiouni: Sisi outwits DIRCO – or is SA a willing partner

OPINION by Iqbal Jassat Is the Ministry of International Relations (DIRCO) and by extension the ANC-led government guilty of shunning constitutional obligations which require protecting the rights of a South African citizen detained without charge in Egypt? Neither DIRCO nor the Presidency will concede any guilt. Conversely they will argue as they[…]

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Bassiouni: A Selfless man jailed with little hope

OPINION by Dr Aayesha J Soni – The case of the well respected leader, teacher, dedicated humanitarian and South African citizen- Sheikh Abdul Salam Jad Bassiouni, has been in the mainstream media recently. When such a well-known and widely loved public figure such as Bassiouni is arbitrarily held in one[…]

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LRC taking government to court

Following an ultimatum calling for the South African government to provide answers on the imprisonment of the Shaykh Abdu Salaam Bassiouni, the Legal Resources Cen¬tre (LRC) is now pursuing legal action on behalf of the Bassiouni family. The family feel aggrieved by the government’s efforts, alleging that the Department of[…]

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DIRCO given ultimatum on Bassiouni

The Department of International Relations (DIRCO) has been given a deadline until the end of business on Wednesday to respond to the Bassiouni family on questions around the imprisonment of  Johannesburg-based scholar Shaykh Abdus Salaam Bassiouni in Cairo. Shaykh Bassiouni is an Egyptian-South African citizen who has been detained without[…]

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